Courses

Trace the rise and development of Artificial Intelligence from its beginnings with Alan Turing in the mid-20th century to the present. Then, we'll speculate on the future of AI, with its benefits and risks. We will discuss the people that have made this wonderful technology possible as well as current and future applications that are transforming our world. ALL SKILL LEVELS


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
Smartphone or camera, you can improve your outdoor photos with great composition. The first class will be online to explore composition tips. The second class will put them into practice with a visit to a park. Share unique perspectives with your classmates in a small group setting. Prerequisite: You must already know how to use the camera settings on your smartphone or camera. Skill Level B


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iPhone users, it's easier than ever to organize and access your important health information, privately and securely! Apple's Health app combines data from your iPhone, Apple Watch and apps you already use that are designed to promote healthier habits -- from nutrition to fitness. Learn how to set up your Health Profile and Medical ID. Choose your favorite categories to track such as steps, mindful minutes, symptoms, sleep and more. SKILL LEVEL B


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
Google powers an amazing, free integrated suite of office and productivity applications, accessed with a Gmail account and available over the Internet via a web browser. Learn about Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Draw and Forms and how to use each. You must have a Gmail account to participate as well as some general familiarity with office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Spend $70-100 annually for Microsoft Office: or, did we mention Google apps are free? SKILL LEVEL B and C


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We live in a golden age of "Peak TV," where there is more great content available to watch than hours in the day. How then, to choose what to watch? Using web-based information tools, learn how to search for and decide what content to watch with an emphasis on streaming options. Suitable for any TV viewer, particularly "cord-cutters." Sign in with a computer or tablet connected to the Internet.ALL SKILL LEVELS course.


June 22-23, 2021, Online Course
Get more out of the high-powered computer that is your iPad. After we review your iPad's basic features, we'll build on that knowledge so you can take command of your iPad. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Siri, Messages, Contacts, Notes, Music, the Apple Store and much more. You must have an iPad that runs the latest version of iPadOS 14. Sign in online with a computer to follow along in class, using your iPad to practice. A companion book for reading on any Apple Device is available for purchase online. SKILL LEVEL A & B


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Want to become more proficient in using your iPhone? We'll review your iPhone's basic features and build on them so that you will eventually take command of your phone. We will work with Settings, Notifications, Messages, Siri, Contacts, Mail, Safari, Calendar, Cameras, Photos, Music, Maps, the App Store and much more. Note: you must have an iPhone 8 or newer with the latest version of operating system, iOS 14, installed and updated. Bring your fully-charged phone to class. Optional text ($9) available to purchase. SKILL LEVEL A & B


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
You have a new Apple Watch! Now, see how useful it can be as we explore the capabilities of this incredible device. Learn about Watch Faces, Siri, Apps, Health, Fitness, Communication (mail, phone, messages), Weather and Time. Sign in online with a computer or iPad and have your Apple Watch and iPhone (6S or newer) handy. Your devices should be fully charged and updated to the most recent versions of iOS and WatchOS. SKILL LEVEL B course.


May 1, 2021 to August 19, 2021, Recorded Course
If you have more than one Apple device, you want them all to work and play well together. iCloud makes that easy: from storing photos, emails, contacts, purchased apps and media to providing services such as data syncing and storing your passwords, iCloud can do it securely. Keep all your Apple devices in harmony, learn to manage your storage and make the most of iCloud's helpful capabilities. Bring your fully charged and updated iPhone, iPad or Apple laptop to class. Devices should be updated to the most recent version of iOS 14.


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The iPhone camera software and Photo app are enhanced every year. If you are not up-to-date on the many features of your camera, this class is for you. Learn and practice taking portraits using the bokeh (blurred background) effect; burst photos which capture movement; panoramic photos; night mode photos and lots more. Perfect your photos by editing photos right on your iPhone. Then, share your masterpieces, in shared albums and more. You should own an iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus or later Apple iPhone. SKILL LEVEL B


July 8-22, 2021, Online Course
Imagine doing those repetitive, multi-step tasks with just one tap or short phrase: Shortcuts makes it fast and easy! Besides the standard shortcuts available on the Shortcuts app, learn to customize shortcuts to simplify some everyday tasks. Get more done on your iPhone or iPad in less time; learn what Shortcuts can do for you. Download the Shortcuts app from the App Store (free) before coming to class. Bring your fully charged and updated (to at least iOS 14) iPad/iPhone to class. SKILL LEVEL B


Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Online Course
Learn to use Libby, a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can read books online or download them to read anytime, anywhere on your iPad or iPhone. Download the Libby app to your iOS device from the Apple app store before class. Then, all you need to get started is a current, up-to-date Hillsborough County library card. SKILL LEVEL B


Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Online Course
Make simple movies on your PC with the included Windows Photos and the free download, Movie Maker 10. Combine pictures and video clips with transitions, add titles and a soundtrack. Then, share your original blockbuster hit with friends and family online! Your computer or laptop must be on the updated Windows 10 operating system for this course. SKILL LEVEL B


July 7-28, 2021, Online Course
Need friendly, one-on-one technology help or advice? We can help with your smartphone, tablet (Apple/Android), Apple Watch, laptop (Mac/Windows), digital camera, even questions about TV cord cutting or streaming. Our tech instructors will assess the issue, help you resolve it and even show you a few things about your device. We'll schedule a one-hour appointment with you to provide coaching on a device or a specific application or help you resolve those burning "why does that happen when I do this" conundrums. We will not be repairing or setting up devices. Expect a call to determine if we can help, followed up by a call from the instructor who will set up a Zoom appointment with you. ALL SKILL LEVELS


Friday, July 30, 2021, Online Course
Friday, August 20, 2021, Online Course
Explore a selection of popular cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more, learning their pros and cons, and what each can do for you. Most come with some free storage along with the opportunity to purchase more. Learn how they differ: for instance, some are better for storing photos, while others are best for storing documents or sharing. Armed with this knowledge, you can decide which is best for your purposes. SKILL LEVEL B


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One in two individuals, during his or her life, will have some type of mental or substance-abuse disorder, challenge, or experience. The pandemic has significantly heightened the need for access to mental health services. There is a clear and present opportunity for digital health technologies to improve access and outcomes in mental health. We will examine ten digital behavioral health technologies. Lastly, we will discuss several issues which can either enhance or detract from the expansion of virtual mental health offerings. ALL SKILL LEVELS


Tuesday, July 27, 2021, Online Course